The Perils of Polybloggy
|Dave's gone fishing.|
This is a sad moment in the Bloggernacle. Dave has universal "cool," DMI is a 'nacle highlight, and he even made it to Beliefnet's Blog Heaven.
So why's he gone? Ostensibly because he's busy right now and can't commit time to three blogs. That's right, Dave is a Bloggernacle polyblogger: DMI, Bloggernacle Times, and BCC. But (and here's the rub), he will still be blogging at BT and BCC. His own blog, the venerable DMI, has been offered up on the altar of Walmart.
Been there, done that. Who can resist the lure of the Big Blogs? If I have a great idea for a post, do I plonk it at United Brethren where it may be read by 100 people, or at BCC where a 1000 people will likely read? It's all about fame, baby, and we all want that. But Dave's gone fishing, UB has only now (I think) recovered from the great BCC sell-out, Stapley hardly ever posts at Splendid Sun (although they are invariably good posts). Will John C. and Ned save their best stuff for VSoM.? Is Fowles going to pull out the stops for BT or the View? There are many others in this predicament.
So, what's the future of small blogs? It's easy really: use the Mormon Archipelago. Here, all blogs get fairly equal billing. In theory it shouldn't matter where I post as you'd see all of them at the same page at the Archipelago (whether United Brethren, Bloggernacle Times, or By Common Consent). The Archipelago is the NFL parity draft of the 'Nacle, our very own agrarian revolution. The small blogs must survive to keep the big boys honest. And those of us who polyblog (and it's great really) need no longer have a "favourite wife."